L'Opossum

4.9
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1392 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Due to Covid-19, table availability is limited to maintain safe distancing and practices. Reservations for parties of one to four guests are allotted 2 hours. Parties of five to six guests are allotted 2.5 hours. Please be courteous to your fellow diners by arriving and leaving on time. For menu details, visit www.lopossum.com - Thank you!
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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Great food! Super service. Richmond is very lucky to have an outstanding restaurant and David Shannon as the chef.

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kipper
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and presentation were divine and CDC guidelines were well followed.
Thank you!

SD
ShellyD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Very over priced for the quality of food . The filet mignon was over cooked, presentation is good but the food is nothing special and the prices are not worth the value.

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AdrianE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always request the same server Erin, lover of history and always vigilant of our needs, her wine recommendations always spot on. We always come back because the food is excellent, best in Richmond

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vip2specsbar
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were delighted by the reappearance of signature entrée, The Swank Bank. A satisfying dish of expertly cooked, butter-poached Maine lobster claw meat and oodles of tender lobster chunks nestled in conchiglie pasta scoop up the opulent yet delicate cheese and white truffle cream in every bite. Swiss chard and buttery, garlicky, crunchy asparagus balance the richness. The delicious mushroom bisque warms the soul and settles the onset of the season. The utmost personal service from Will at the bar evoked every preference even though over half a year had passed since our last order of a favorite entrée.

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lululuv
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. Everything was delicious and our waiter and the rest of the staff could not have been better. I think this has become my favorite restaurant in Richmond.

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Jack
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Unfortunately for the price food is a slightly overpriced.

AW
AnnW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated 2 anniversaries: 2 years dating and 38 years married respectively. The staff was great. The ambiance was pleasing and seductive. Food was great. Tables were well distanced. Thank you
Ann, Mark, Sam and Lauren

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pinnacle of what dining out Pre-COVID/ and concurrent COVID should look like. I have never had a better experience elsewhere and will always be underwhelmed by anyplace other than L’Opossum.Periodt.

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GusS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, excellent service and great atmosphere. I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to have a wonderful dining experience.

CB
CatieB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Be advised that when you eat at this restaurant you are being strictly timed at your table. Minutes prior to your two hour limit, you will be asked to leave. It was my husband's birthday, we were visiting with friends we hadn't seen in some time. When I booked the reservation more than a month prior, it was according to the restaurant my responsibility to see/read the new covid policy and tell my party. We spent more than 500 dollars for 4 of us, we were actually starting a last round after ordering every dessert on the menu when we were asked to leave. The manager/owner were both too busy blaming and scolding us, to even consider that they might have reminded us of the policy when we sat down or even ordered our last round. The service was unfriendly from the minute we sat down. The food was delicious. But we will never return and share our story.

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vip2specsbar
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful Saturday evening at L'O! The food and service were excellent as always. A great escape.

A gentle reminder to read and understand your commitment at reservation to lead your party, observe safe practices, arrive, and finish on-time due to the understandably necessary pandemic-related restrictions. It takes a little effort to make everyone's experience, both before and after your party, the best it can be - but it's not that difficult.

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vipMrDarcy
Richmond
52 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the greeting to the goodbye everything was flawless.

AD
AnnaD
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience and the staff was genuine and the food amazing!!!

EM
EMILYM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Everything was delicious and we absolutely will go back.

DH
DavidH
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything here is impeccable, in the door, out the door and everything in between!

JH
JenH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and food was super on point.

EF
vipEmmaF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the evening was fabulous. The service was great and the food was beyond amazing.

BT
BillT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and presentation. Would like the red wine to be a little closer to "cellar temperature".

MK
MKavanaugh
Galway
39 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Called about corkage fee and was given three different prices. The corkage fee kept getting higher based on the price of wine being brought.

Arrived to meet friends already seated with drinks and it took forever to get drink service for ourselves. Had to finally ask for water sometime after getting before dinner drinks.

Service was less than ideal for an expensive evening.

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ChristopherD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we've had in Richmond. The service was thoughtful and precise. Every dish that was ordered was exceptional. Covid protocols were being observed very well. Will certainly return.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was amazing!

MM
vipMMGRVA
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars here and have never once had a less than exceptional experience. We have also really enjoyed having David as our server these past couple of times! He has been delightful :)

JA
JasonA
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out on a double date for a birthday weekend. The french cuisine did not disappoint 5 Stars. The service was excellent 5 Stars. I really liked the decorations and music. I can see why this hidden gem is a top 5 in Richmond. A must visit. Book far in advance.

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Wildmans
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server, bartender and even the owner were all attentive. This staff is knowledgeable of the menu, and they remember their repeat customers and their preferences. This restaurant offers not only, a fine meal, but an exquisite dining experience.

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vip2specsbar
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cuisine and service are unmatched. We always have the best time here and don't want to leave.

The ever-changing, wide-ranging melodic hits, from Country to Pop to Hip Hop to Rock to Disco to Dance to Vocal to Soul – for just a few minutes if it's not your taste – mostly soulful sanguine songs perfectly pitched on a professional Bose sound system are awesome!

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vip2specsbar
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a while since I had the grilled Caesar, excellent as always, and loaded with fresh shaved Parmesan, one of my favorites. There was also a new roasted chicken dish that was delicious. The drinks and service from Beth at the bar was excellent.

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Kevin
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you David and team for making our friend's birthday dinner such a magical evening!

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vip2specsbar
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonight, we celebrated the 7th anniversary of our first dining experience at L'Opossum. A distinctive touch is that the staff always commemorates the date with us too. Food, service, and ambiance were better than ever!

KM
KathleenM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic! Love how they are handling the current situation with COVID. I felt that very safe with the protocol that has been put in place.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, 4th time here and it’s our go-to birthday spot, menu changes frequently but they keep some classics like the escargot and incredibly baked chicken. Low country boil was great too

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vip2specsbar
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thrilled the bar is open again with a reservation. Superb service. The soup and filet are always a winner.

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vipfoodandwinelover
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The choice of music was sketchy. Hip hop during dining was not appreciated

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vip2specsbar
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pecan crusted halibut with creamy parsnips was moist and had excellent flavors. Great service from a new face at the bar.

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ZackC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in all of RVA. Waitstaff was mindful of COVID protocols and despite the reality of having to wear masks they still were as attentive as ever. Best restaurant in town pre-covid, still the best, and I'm certain will remain the best post-covid. From creative cocktails to incredible entrees I'm a firm believer in this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was fabulous server could have been friendlier. Rest of staff was great. Great social distancing and ambiance

VC
vipVolodymyrC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every magical dish is expertly executed. From the eclectic decor to the great music your in for a treat when you dine at L’Opossum.

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Periopticon
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say that hasn't been said? Phenomenal experience made even better by the food and the staff. Left feeling satiated but not over full.

Can't wait to get the chance to come back!

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sandy
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

In one word..AMAZING !...
We celebrated my husbands 50th and it was the best place to do it ! Out of this world food ! Amazing ambiente ! Menu had me and my boys giggling the whole night (awesome !) The taste and presentation was on point ! What an exquisite flavor ! Boys said it was the best tasting Filet Mignon ever ! ( and they have been around being Military brats ... : ) )
You guys are the “Crown Jewel “ of Richmond !!! We will be back!!
One thing though......put some more smileson the only female waitress that was there that night ; ).......other than that ....OUTSTANDING !!

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L'Opossum is rated 4.9 stars by 1392 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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